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and so, i went on -- >> montana. >> and so i went searching for replacement coverage for the employees that had been laid off, only to find out that cobra doesn't apply to me because i have less than 20 employees. and that conservatively affects 80% of all workers in montana. so, they were pretty much out on their own. and i was wondering if what we can do to eliminate discrimination against small employers, as an example, we're a lumberyard, we're out there lifting boards and packing stuff all day long. every one of my remaining seven employees are fit. so, why are we and i as an employer able to provide a lesser level of benefits to my employees and yet an employer with 30 employees who sit in cubicles on their butts instead of working them off gets a better rate? >> that was a pretty good question. so, for all of you who are all sitting on your -- what did you call them? no. as i said, small businesses is probably as vulnerable as anybody. and one of the things that max has been working very hard on -- and this just doesn't get advertised, but i want to make sure e
to turn to the president now. he is on his way to montana for another health care town hall. why montana? is there an expectation for a lively debate at this town hall? >> montana is a historical red state. there might be a bit more of an opportunity for controversy. on tuesday in portsmouth, new hampshire, he solicited more skeptical questions. we will see if that plays out. montana is also the home of max baucus. that committee will be the center of gravity. when congress comes back in the middle of september, the white house has set this deadline for the committee. if it does not, the white house has indicated, it might proceed strictly on its own without the -- without republicans on board. max baucus is a central figure in this legislative drama. rick: we want to hear from you if you have received an unsolicited email from the white house. tell us about it. for moron this, we have a couple of great guests. we're also joined by an editor for "the national review." everybody hates chain letters. >> particularly, if they are coming from the white house. rick: what do you make all of th
takes his health care message to montana. remember, there was little drama during his last health care town hall. this time, he is in historical republican territory and people might have hard questions. >> why is it that you change your strategy? >> how can we be assured? >> what would happen? >> you cannot tell us how you will pay for it. shepard: how well did the president do at convincing critics? the president did hear from a least a couple of as critics today. he took questions for half an hour in montana, don't you know? the crowd was expected to be tougher than the last town hall in new hampshire. montana has gone republican in nine of the last 10 presidential elections. that area is a bit more purple and the questions were not very hard-hitting until one man identified himself as a proud member of the national rifle association. he wanted to know how we are going to cover the cost of all of this. >> you cannot tell us how you will pay for this. you are saving here, over there, take a little money here, but you have no money. the only way you will get the money is to raise taxe
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for break they are about to take stock of where the priorities stand. jon tester of montana joins us. good to see you. >> good to be on and congratulations on the show, carlos. i'm a big fan. >> thank you very much. very much appreciated. i understand for all of the focus on health care that you've actually been focused on a very different issue related to general motors, the large car company. you want to share a little bit what seems to be a pretty strong piece of frustration on your part? >> absolutely, carlos. what has gone on is gm who took $50 billion of bailout money has decided to go to a bankruptcy court and cancel a contract with the stillwater mine that provides them with the material that goes into catalytic converters which makes the cars burn cleaner so the air is cleaner that comes out of the exhaust. >> to be clear, that's a mine in montana? >> that's a mine in montana. the only specific mine in the united states. they said we're getting the palladium from russia or south america. when they came to the banking committee, gm i'm talking about, a year and a half ago, they sai
holding a town hall meeting this afternoon on health care reform outside bozeman, montana. he's expected to talk about a part of the plan that's designed to prevent insurance companies from dropping or limiting coverage for people with serious illnesses. >>> many of you have been asking for more information really, so many questions about the health care reform. there is one central place where you can find answers now. go to cnn.com/healthcare. there you will find coverage of the town halls including how to find one near you. you can upload your town hall i report and there's also information on the leading overhaul plans, the sticking points, the key players working to shape health care legislation. i know a lot of it is very confusing and seems con volume late -- con v. >>> an armed man got a beat down. the suspect walks in pointing his weapon at the owner's wife. the husband, look at him go, tackles him from behind, wrestles him out the door. they actually fought for ten minutes before police got there. >> i was thinking maybe something bad happen. my mother called at home and she sa
know, a lot of people talk about max bachus. max bachus pays attention to what people say in montana. he does. there's been single payors in his state. and this republican force is going to die. when grassley said the other day he pretty much admitted this was a farce, chairman baucus knows he has to get a bill out of this committee and if he only has democrats to work with, guess what the majority democrats on his committee favor a political option. if he's going to get a bill out of this committee with zero republican boats it's going to have to have a public option in the senate finance bill; otherwise, there isn't going to be a bill, right? and he knows there has to be a bill. so it matters what you say. it's one of the reasons i've been very careful not to criticize individual senators. i don't mind talking about their views because at the end, i think we're going to get almost every democratic senator. almost every one because there's not going to be any republicans. they're not going to be interested in forming the bill and, therefore, the democratic caucus is going to have a
slipping, president obama hit the road again this time in belgrade, montana. the crowd was much friendlier than those rowdy town halls we have seen, but the president finally did get a couple of questions that were not complete softballs. chuck todd joins us in a moment from montana. plus, you know those end of life counsel prognosis visions in the health care bills which republicans, like sarah palin, have distorted into death panels? it turns out republicans were actually for end of life counseling before they were against it. that's just one of the inconsistencies we'll discuss with republican john culbertsoc. >> and how far has he fallen? there is a report that john edwards is about to finally admit he is the father of his mistress's child? where would he be if edwards had not been so wisely dejected by wise democratic voters last year. >> and bill clinton has some tough words on the networks crowd on don't ask don't tell. >> and what does it mean to be palinized? ask one who says it could easily happen to her. the definition coming up on the hardball side show. >>> first president oba
. >>> president obama faced more skeptics of his health care plan in in montana yesterday and one of the toughest questions was about how the government will pay. what obama will do to cover for 46 million uninsured americans. as ed henry reports, the president admitted it won't be easy. >> reporter: sure, montana is a nice place to visit this time of year but the president had more on his mind than just fly fishing. he also came for urgent business. buttering up the state senior's senior and chairman of the finance committee max baucus who could hold the fate of health reform in his hands. >> first of all, the man who is working tirelessly to make sure that the american people get a fair deal when it comes to health care in america, please give max baucus a big round of applause. >> reporter: in private, top presidential advisers acknowledge the fight has reached a critical stage because the opposition has gained some steam. capitalizing on anger over federal bailouts and debt at many congressional town hall meetings. >> -- the government has these powers to take over health care? >> reporter: b
for health care reform slipping, president obama hit the road again. this time in belgrade, montana. the crowd was much friendlier than those rowdy town halls we've seen from members of congress, but the president finally did get a couple of questions that were not complete softballs. chuck todd joins us in a moment from montana. >>> plus, you know those end of life counseling provisions in the health care bills which republicans like sarah palin have distorted into death panels? well, it turns out that republicans like sarah palin were actually for end of life counseling before they were against it. that's just one of the inconsistencies we'll discuss with an opponent of reform, republican congressman john culberson of texas joining us in a moment. >>> also, how far has he fallen? 24r is a report that john edwards is about to finally admit that he is, indeed, the father of his mistress' child. so where would we be if edwards had not been so decisively rejected by wise democratic primary voters last year? >>> plus, bill clinton has some tough words for the netroots crowd on don't as
're live in the "cnn newsroom." -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> arkansas, montana, light-years from the corridors of power, so today power comes to them. members of congress and president obama holding health care town halls in those states and more as we near the halfway point in a make-or-break month. the big event of the day starts an hour and 45 minutes from now. president obama in big sky country pitching reform to what may be the toughest audience yet. you'll see it live right here in the "cnn newsroom." >>> i just hope he rests easy finally. i hope it gives his family some peace. captain scott speicher's navy buddies speaks for the entire country, really, as the gulf war pilot is honored and laid to rest. early this morning thousands of people began lining the streets of jacksonville, florida, for captain speicher's funeral procession, after a public memorial at the city's veteran wall, the motorcade slowly driving by his church, his old high school, bound for a private family burial. this final salute comes 18 years after he was shot down over iraq and disappeared
for reconstruction. >>> the government wants to know who killed one of montana's largest grizzly bear. u.s. fish and wildlife said they are offering a substantial reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever shot the bear. the carcass of the grizzly was found on a ranch in northern montana. the bear, maximus weighed in at 800 pounds and stood nearly 7 1/2 feet tall. >>> we'll check in with reynolds for the forecast. >> although bill is moving away, the storm will create rip currents along the coast, main coast, virginia beach and carolinas. you need to watch for that danger. as the storm moves on we'll see a chance of scattered showers forming across parts of the northeast to the lakes of new york as far south as, say, pennsylvania back into portions of the carolinas. may deal with raindrops. same story in parts of florida. on i-95 corridor, i-55. nice and cool across much of the southeast. at least cooler than we normally get in places like atlanta and birmingham this time of year. relatively dry across the midsection. a chance of scattered showers, maybe thunderst
for that. and ed henry with the president in montana today as the president continues to push his health care plan. we'll be checking in with him and we're going to take you to arkansas with brianna keilar as she talks to a blue dog democrat who is seeing pushback from both sides of the divide. but first, this developing story for you. the nation's financial crisis. 72 banks have failed this year, and a federal judge warns that the biggest collapse of the year may still be looming. christine romans is part of the cnn money team and joins us from new york. what is the latest with colonial bank? >> it's a company for whom trouble has been brewing for sometime here. and indeed yesterday a federal judge issued a ruling essentially a restraining order borrowing any asset transfers in response a bank of america lawsuit. this is what the judge said. viewing colonial breech given the fact that colonial is on the brink of collapse and suspected of criminal accounting regularities, the potential for immediate substantial injury to bank of america is clear. the part folks are zeroing in on is that
to take this anymore!" >> my name is randy from montana. that i believe our constitution and it's a very important thing. i also get my news from the cable networks, because i don't like the spin that comes from the other places. >> you have to be careful about the cable networks, though. okay. go ahead. go on with the question. >> geraldo: as people vent, washington squirms, and town hall meetings erupt in impassioned debate. this is a fox news alert. >> the notion that somehow i ran for public office or member of congress are in so they can go around pulling the plug on grandma. i mean, when you start making arguments like that, that simply dishonest. >> geraldo: the midst of sometimes wild rhetoric, spreading anxiety and apparently widespread discontent, the president is continuing his now deeply personal push to get people behind his crusade to change the nation's healthcare system. and following up on tuesday's granite state stop in new hampshire and friday's big town hall meeting in the big sky state of montana, after visiting old faithful and a day of fly fishing, tonight he was i
today fielding queendns htr montana e therilhe teer no dramatic outbursts. the president did get tough questions from people in the audience. steve handelsman has our report. >> reporter: with polls showing support dropping for his health care initiative, president obama took the lead himself at a town hall in montana. and took the heat. >> that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you are going to pay for this. the only way you are going to get that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. >> you are absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 had million people for free. let's assume it costs about $30 billion a year over ten years. we do have to come up with that money. when i was campaigning, i made a promise that i would not raise your taxes if you made $250,000 a year or less. that's what i said. but i said that for people like myself who make more than that, there's nothing wrong with me paying a little bit more in order to help people who got a little bit less. that was my commitment. >> reporter: backing the president's plans are some strange bedfellows,
of north and south dakota and parts of montana. we're going to continue to talk more about the weather and keep you posted with the very latest. robin? >> thank you so much. >>> if you suffered through a pay cut during poofrt this recession, there's a chance you may get some of your paycheck back. that's great news in a bad economy. plus -- whoa. they got the world on a string. we're going to take you to the world yo-yo contest. <ó<ó<ó>> time for our salute to the troops. today's salute is from a proud dad to his son. wade wants to tell his son matt keep his eyes and ears open and e change his sock often. >> good morning. i wanted to give a sharp air force salute to senior matthew fullwood. we love and miss him a whole lot and can't wait for him to return in december. >> good advice from dad. if you have somebody in the service and you want to salute them, go to cnn.com/robin so we can. >>> in about four hours a private funeral for eunice kennedy shriver is going to begin. now, a public wake was held yesterday. the sister of president john f. kenne kennedy died yesterday. sh
care. president obama taking his push for health care reform out west. stops include montana and colorado. cbs news us who correspondent chip reid is traveling with the president and joins us from big sky this morning with more. good morning, chip. >> reporter: good morning erica. the president came here to big sky country for a town hall meetin his critics were predicting that this would be the time he would finally see that anger over health care reform face to face. >> hello, montana! >> reporter: it was clear right from the start this crowd was on his side. >> welcome and thank you. i believe in reform as well. >> reporter: the president lightened the mood even more with a little humor. >> here in montana, you got bears and moose and elk and in washington you just have mostly bulls. >> reporter: but finally some anger from a man who turned the president's humor against him. >> that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> reporter: the president said he would not raise taxes on the middle class but the plan would
to montana. this was just before they spelled out how they would have cost savings. megyn: what do you realistically predict for these seniors, as a result of these potential cuts? he says he is reducing inefficiencies, so what would happen? >> the program would simply go away. no insurance company making 20% profit on this program would continue this. this program would go away and seniors would no longer have -- i suspect every medicare advantage holder would lose their plan overnight. megyn: how do we know what to believe? you are telling us this, and president obama has said repeatedly that he will not cut benefits, that his plan will strengthen medicare and reduce abuse. as well, they are going to put $240 billion more into medicare to ensure physician payment are not cut. who can we believe? >> people just need to apply logic. if you cut a program by 20%, it boggles the imagination that the program can still exist -- that assumes that profit margins from insurance companies are 20%. you would have to be in microsoft or google to have that kind of profit margins. just think about
born in billings, montana where the parents lived for five to six years. one son these days, okay, and came back to billings, married a girl who is a part of a large family. now he is part of that large family and he is building a large family and he won't budge. he is totally attached. the other one, and his story is fascinating. he is in montana and this is not a rich family but there is some rich man in montana who pays for one kid a year, for the four year duration of school, to go to st. paul's school in concord, new hampshire. beaches base for the whole thing. he find some super bright kid. this boy couldn't study language in billings, so he signed up and he was accepted. then he got cold feet and turned him down. then he reconsidered and his parents had never been to see the place. they didn't even know what he was up to 70 reconsidered and called them up and said i think i do want to do that. as it was, it was too late but let's see what we can do for you. he gets into hotchkiss and the richman puts them in hotchkiss. in one year he is boy of the year at hotchkiss, a broad
were born in billings montana when there parents went for five or six years. one son these days, came back to billings, married a girl who was part of a large family. now he is part of that large family and he is building a large family. and he will not budge. he is just totally attached. the other one, and his story is just fascinating, is in montana. and this is not a rich family, but there is some rich man in montana who pays for one kid a year -- well, for the four-year duration of school to go to saint paul school and new hampshire. you just paste the whole thing. he goes and finds some super bright kid or so this boy couldn't study languages in billings. and so he signed up and he was accepted. and then he got cold feet and turned him down. then he reconsider. is terratec never even been to see the place. they didn't know what he was up to. and so he reconsider and called him up and said no, i think i do want to do that. it's too late, but let's see what we can do for him. so he gets into hotchkiss, and the rich man puts them in hotchkiss. in one year he is boy of the year at ho
forecast: showers and thunderstorms from the dakotas and montana. isolated showers and thunderstorms from new york to new england. scattered showers from d.c. to north carolina. >> a seasonable 78 in boston, 86 in new york and 84 in baltimore. 80s across most of the midwest. 103 in phoenix and 84 in albuquerque. seattle gets up to 76 and portland is 82. >> it may be tough to find a needle in a haystack but a woman in germany found an offer she could not refuse. >> her boyfriend used 150 bales of hay to propose. it was a six-hour labor of love to spell out those words and of course it was in german. each bale of hay ways more than 600 pounds and each letter was nearly 12 feet high. >> the groom to be got down on his knee and proposed the old fashioned way first. when she said yes, he threw open the shutters to reveal his creation. i was reading them and said that doesn't say. >> it took me a second. that is not english i don't think. >> now we know. >> we'll be right back. ♪ love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage ♪ >> bad news for seni citizens. they
house correspondent chuck todd is traveling with the president. he has the latest from big sky, montana. chuck? >> good morning, lester. the president is out west for a working vacation. yesterday was town hall number one. today will be town hall number two in grand junction, colorado, all of it is an attempt to recapture political momentum to pass health care reform. president obama came to the hills of montana with his entire family in tow for what was billed as a town hall on health care but at times felt like a campaign rally. president obama was reminiscent of candidate obama at times, as he worked the audience. >> so i need you to keep knocking on doors, talking to your neighbors, spread the facts. >> reporter: the president did take questions from a mostly supportive audience, but not before offering his own media critique of how town halls have been covered this week. >> tv loves a ruckus. what you haven't seen on tv and what makes me proud, are the many constructive meetings going on all over the country. >> reporter: mindful of tuesday's relatively cane new hampshire town hall
to what people say in montana. he does. there's been single payors in his state. and this republican force is going to die. when grassley said the other day he pretty much admitted this was a farce, chairman baucus knows he has to get a bill out of this committee and if he only has democrats to work with, guess what the majority democrats on his committee favor a political option. if he's going to get a bill out of this committee with zero republican boats it's going to have to have a public option in the senate finance bill; otherwise, there isn't going to be a bill, right? and he knows there has to be a bill. so it matters what you say. it's one of the reasons i've been very careful not to criticize individual senators. i don't mind talking about their views because at the end, i think we're going to get almost every democratic senator. almost every one because there's not going to be any republicans. they're not going to be interested in forming the bill and, therefore, the democratic caucus is going to have a huge influence in this and the majority of the people in the democratic caucu
this week. he's holding another town hall meeting in bozeman, montana on friday and another in colorado on saturday. harry? >> kimberly dozier at the white house this morning, thank you. >>> senator arlen specter joins us now for an interview from state college, pennsylvania. senator, good morning. >> guaranteood morning, harry. >> you've had several encounters with people very angry about certain proposals being talked about and being proposed to change health care in the united states. as you've had a chance to reflect on them, what do you think? >> well, it's more than health care, harry. i think there is a mood in america of anger. with so many people unemployed and so much bickering in washington, people are disgusted with the partisanship and with the fear of losing their health care, it all boils over. but i think one thing that has to be borne in mind, and you've got the commotion in the background, is that these people have a right to be organized. i'm not going to complain about the fact that they are organized. they have a right to do that and they have a right to speak. but
. the president plans to hold more in montana and new hampshire. the white house has a website to counter critics. >>> during the town hall, president obama says we have the aarp on board. the aarp which has 45 million members over 50 says not so fast here. the ceo says they have not endorsed any of the health care reform bill. aarp is launching a multi-million dollar advertising and organizing this to debunk myths pushed by health care reform critics. >>> fbi investigating this graffiti outside dave scott. the democratic lawmaker found a swastika spray painted on a sign outside his office yesterday. the congressman was recently involved in a heated debate over health care. he believes the two are connected here. the congressman says he's received hate mail, death threats and offensive faxes since the debate on health care began. >> there is bubbling up under this debate, unfortunately the overtones this presents of hate, racism, all these things, but we must have the resolve, hate, racism, this swastika cannot be the arbiter of this debate. >>> congressman scott is hosting a town hall meeting sa
, montana, north dakota, and wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to tap into that? no. we have coal reserves in the west, midwest and the south that have been referred to as the saudi arabia of coal. these are in the states like kentucky, ohio, west virginia, montana, and my home state of wyoming. do the authors of cap and trade want to truly tap into that? no. america has that and more. we also have the wind, the solar, the geothermal, the biomass, the hydropower, we have it all, and we can develop it in a responsible way. what puts us in a better position to win the energy race with india and china? well, the answer is american energy. the authors of cap and trade don't want to develop all american energy resources. they want to start the energy race with china and india two laps behind as opposed to three laps ahead. the more emergency america can -- energy america can produce, the stronger the economy will be. energy development creatings jobs. not just green jobs but red, white, and blue jobs. we need them all, and the solution rests on our shores. thank you, madam chairma
of the house ways and means committee. congressman, welcome. i want to take you to montana. this is a town hall debate that the president had. listen to randy rathy, what he had to say. >> max baucus, our senator, has been locd up in a dark room there for months now trying to come up with some money to pay for these programs and we keep getting the bull. that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. you're saving here, you're saving over there. going to take a little money there, take a little money there. you have no money. the only way to ge that money is to raise our taxes. you said you wouldn't. max baucus says he doesn't want to put a bill out that will. but that's the only way you can do that. >> congressman, isn't he right? >> i can't believe that -- that our democracy is so fragile that people have no answer to a very serious problem would just try to create animosity and hatred rather than try to sit down and first find out what is the problem, how costly is it and what does it take in order to stop it. there's no question that almost everyone listening
and on the offensive today on health care reform. he is headed for a town hall meeting in montana during this make or break month in this push for reform. he could face a skeptical audience. ed henry reports from a region weary of big government. >> reporter: spend a day in the tiny town of livingston, montana, and you quickly see why the president's health care push is pushing big problems in big sky country, even from those he's trying to help. >> we have two kids and my husband is the only one working. >> reporter: sanja is uninsured so she gets discounted dental work at a local clinic. she voted for the president and agrees there needs to be reform but is worried about the details. >> i believe that there is a health care crisis. i really do. do i believe that the government needs to be more involved? no. because i think that they just whenever they get their fingers in the pot, it just kind of turns black. >> reporter: a common sentiment here where a second obama voter told us government is too big. >> we've just spent so much money on the stimulus and the t.a.r.p. and then we're going to add
. a good chunk of real estate around nebraska all the way into the montana area too. so maybe a watching for that later this afternoon. as for the east coast, the east coast looks pretty good until you get down toward florida. typical summertime for you. when you zoom on in toward tampa, you're going to get the rain showers coming in later todayful light activity. most of that is ground scattered. most of it is offshore but it comes back in this afternoon. we'll have to watch for that. the heat's going to be out there too. 105 to 110. houston to dallas toward well as tulsa. look at this. how great is that? 94 to 95. the heat is building eastward. it's going to affect atlanta. # 4 tore. that accounts for your dress there. >> that's the excuse i'm going to use. >> what? >> some things work. you try it. >> i like it. >> thank you. >>> the man a responsible for some of the most memorable movies of the '80s has a pass aid way. john hughes died of a hurt attack yesterday while taking a walk in manhattan. he wrote or directed classics like "six teen candles," "ferris buhler's day off," "the bre
are determined in law by congress. host: does a general practitioner in montana get paid the same as one in new york city? guest: no, because part of the formula is supposed to account for the cost of maintaining a medical practice. about half of the physician fee is not based on what they take time, but what it costs to run their office or practice. rents in new york city are substantially higher than in montana. those differences are built into the formula. host: is that where the national coverage determination comes into play? guest: no, that coverage speaks specifically to what medical procedures for tests medicare will pay for. technology is changing. medical practice is changing. medicare like every other insurer must decide if and when it will pay for some new treatment or approach. historic late, in medicare most of those decisions were made initially at the local level by the carriers, the private companies who under contract to the government manage the program. each had a medical director and they in turn had advisory committees. when something you came along they would decide wheth
. same thing with health care. if you are in nebraska, montana , where mount -- where max baucus is from, iowa where chuck grassley is from. you are going to see these ads playing out much more. that is why the coverage on c- span is so great on this issue, including the videos that you have been getting from town halls. >host: let me ask you about senator baucus. he will be in attendance, although he will not be speaking at the town hall meeting in montana, and there's also a piece this morning in "the washinton post," how the deficit is playing in all this. senator baucus's role in the health-care debate, and also the deficit impact on the debate. guest: senator baucus is one of the keys to having any sort of a deal that will have republicans on board. if he can work with top republicans, senator grassley has said, as viewers know, the he will not make it one man deal. he agrees to a deal, it will be one that republicans can agree to. that is why republicans are watching so closely what will come out of german baucus' -- of chairman baucus' committee. it might be a little rowdier, a li
rains with flash flooding across much of the rockies. showers in the dakotas and montana. isolated showers and thrms from dc to north carolina. triple digits in parts of southern texas. >> dallas hovers just under a hundred today, 8 in new orleans, 91 in miami, 80s from new york to atlanta. it's 76 in seattle, 87 in boise and 83 in colorado springs. >> well, they had a rockin' good time in louisiana hoping to pick their way into the record books. >> like this. hunls strummed their hearts out at the international guitar festival this weekend. >> their official tally was 875 people. impressive but far short of the 1,800 people who set the record in germany two years ago. now i want to so the record for that kind of picking, too. >> i bet there is one. we'll be right back with more "world news now." ♪ kruse: if you have a hard time walking and getting around in your house, you need a hoveround power chair. you'll be able to go to the mall... play with the grandkids... visit family and friends... and do all the things you ralways loved to do. tom kruse: i'm tom kruse, pinventor of th
mannered. >> reporter: saying angel and starlet were huge fans of hannah montana saying jaycee dreamed of becoming a model. always clean and well-dressed. no hint of the tragic reality. investigators have expanded the crime scene at phillip garrido's home and brought cadaver dogs to search the property next door. authorities are looking into whether garrido could be connected to a string of murders during the 1990s. >> we we also know is that phillip garrido had access to that property. he used that property and it looks like he lived on that property's in a shed. >> reporter: as we scoured the hometown looking for clues we found this in a hardware store. the name phil g. on a card. on august 17th this receipt shows garrido bought a pressure switch and left a $2 donation to the children's miracle network. as your jaycee dugard, we aunds she is with her kids and mom and couple our relatives surrounded by law enforcement officers and psychologists helping he reunite with her family. we're told she has been feeling some guilt over bonding with her captor here. phillip garrido for so long,
goes back on the road tomorrow to talk about health care. he will be in belgrade, montana, to talk about his plan to overhaul the nation's health- care system. on saturday, the first family plans to spend part of the day in yellowstone. afterward, president obama has to another forum in grand junction, colorado. white house officials have said that the trip is partly aimed at encouraging people to visit national parks, as well as to get out the message on health care. this morning, "washington journal" asked to be worse if the message is indeed getting out. we will show you as much as we can -- a view is if the message is indeed getting out. we will show you as much as we can. have the health care protests changed your mind? beginning with a call from sun city, fla. on the independent line. what is your thinking as an independent? caller: thanks for taking my call. it has changed my mind a bit. i think the american people would benefit by being a self- insured group, and i think it is nice that obama it is given a choice. what i would like to impress everyone with and this is very
captor's printing business. her daughters, the two girls, adored hannah montana. we will take your calls. 1-877-tell-hln. steve rogers, a lieutenant in the new jersey police department, also with us, criminal defense attorney michelle suskawer. and dr. tarra fields. tarra, a lot of this is going to go to you. let's start with jaycee and her daughters, we saw the pictures. living in filth. we know she had access to a computer. people were trying to understand why at some point doesn't she run, ask for help, something? >> well, the reason is she may have felt there was a greater threat if she did do that. she may have decided and had been told in many different ways as a young child because remember she was a child when she was abducted that the safest thing for her is not to do anything. this man was probably a paranoid schizophrenic, but probably brilliant as sex offenders and cult leaders are. may have convinced her her family encouraged him to take her. maybe she is going to die or something is going to happen to her. intermittent reinforcement, love and it isn't around and then reinfo
here and we ran into a couple of crews from montana. we have been watching throughout date. there have been water dropping helicopters and forest service crews in the rough terrain. that is one of the factors, more resources on the ground and better weather conditions. they are hoping that firefighters get a better handle on this today. >> anita, thank you. >>> a thick gray cloud hovering over the angeles national forest. you can see how close those flames are. this is the city of pasadena you are looking at. it's a very populated city. smoke and haze not to mention the smell lingering in the area. if you have pictures of the fire send them to us. we my decide to put the pictures on tv but don't put yourself in harm's way. >> gregg: high temperatures is helping fuel this dangerous fire. they are in the midst of a five-day heat wave. they are trying bring the flames under control. any relief in sight. let's go to our meteorologist, any help on the way with mother nature. >> three to five days it will be very hot in the western part of the united states. we have a big ridge sitting right
the president will visit montana, home state of max. >> we are joining for talk on the guadalajara summit. mark, can we talk first about the drug war we have been talking about? you heard cnn's michael ware and suzanne malveaux bring it up. these are high-level talks. what it appears is needed most, boots on the ground as michael said and the demand from the u.s. to stop in order to make a difference. does the administration have a handle on how to combat this? >> the war on drugs is a tricky situation for any president in office, don. of course, these are going to be very high-level talks today and tomorrow how to combat that. there is an insatiable appetite in the united states for drugs, for illegal drugs. how do we stop this violence in mexico and the violence spilling over into these border towns. i don't personally have an answer for you. i don't know how to do that. the white house is trying to figure that out. >> the couple days they are meeting it is not likely they will figure out the master plan. let's talk about issues in the united states. health care, health care, health care and
with this debate in the finance committee. >> two words each. >> i'm going to montana later this week because the president will be heading there, i'm going to see what people in matt baucus's state is saying. he's the head guy. >> i have to cut you off. i'm john king. this is state of the eun. >>> the escalating war in afghanistan, the fallout from former president clinton's trip to north korea. and tonight's presidential summit in mexico. we'll map out the administration's pressing global challenges in an exclusive interview with susan wright, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations. >>> congress heads home to face america divided over health care changes. to discuss the policy and political divides with two key senators. john cornyn of texas, dick durbin of illinois. >> our american dispatch from eugene, oregon. puts the squeeze on many support organizations just when struggling parents and hungry children need the help most. the state of the union report for sunday, august 9th. >>> president obama heads to mexico tonight for a summit with the leaders of mexico and canada, a reminder of
's weird, nick. >> i loved the montana fried chicken. >> there were a lot of laughs in there. you can find all t op nine on our website. we put them up there. >> abc's nick watt. we'll be right back. ( music, toasters popping ) ♪ mmm... hot fudge sundae. ♪ ooh! frosted blueberry?!? ♪ over 25 flavors of kellogg's pop-tarts®. and they're all for fun and fun for all. pop-tarts®. made for fun. ar. t rehego further. >>> thanks for being with us on this sunday morning. hope you have a great one. >> we'll meet you back here next weekend. >> we'll meet you back here next weekend. have a great week, everybody. captions by vitac >>> live, and in hd,h tis is an abc7 news update. >> good morning. staffing changes will begin today at firehouses along the prince george's and montgomery county border. firefighters put formerly stationed at prince george's are being sent elsewhere, and the calverts and house will only be home to a hazardous material unit. capitol heights is of losing all staffing, leaving the house is in hands of volunteers. and an elderly woman was robbed inside her apartment in
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